Thursday, August 25, 2016

Our Guest Designer - Branka Islentjeva

Say hello and give a big welcome to our Guest Designer for the Floral Infatuation challenge - Branka Islentjeva from Vintage Handmade. Branka was the top choice from our challenge called All Lined Up..

"Hello, my name is Branka (aka Vintage Handmade) and I come from Croatia. I am a mother of two amazing children and a wife of a wonderful husband.

We live in our house in a small town and we have a dog and a cat.

I have been crafting since my childhood and after a lot of experimenting I fell into mixed media art and art journaling a few years ago. My style is rather eclectic, trying to express myself in different styles, playing with different mediums, techniques and materials. I particularly love to use vibrant colors in my creations and to add some fabric elements and rusted details."

"I am delighted to be invited to guest design on the Frilly and Funkie challenge blog for their current challenge hosted by amazing Nancy and I decided to alter a brush, inspired by her awesome 'Floral Infatuation' theme!

This was just a cheap brush from a hardware store and I used white gesso, some Decoart media white crackle paste and my Golden crackle paste to create some texture.

I also used my Dylusions inks and a Tarnished Brass Distress spray stain on top of the crackle paste.

To color my Prima resin frame I used the same color combination as on my background. My paper flowers were painted randomly with the diluted Finnabair Light Patina metallic paint. I also added some gold micro beads here and there and some golden flat back pearls."

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Pop over to Branka's blog to get all the details of her wonderful project and then come on back and show us your Floral Infatuation. The challenge runs until September 6, 2016 at 11:55 pm EST.


  1. This is such a beautiful mixed media art piece! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer for the Floral Infatuation Challenge. Your work is brilliant!

  2. I LOVE your altered paint brush, Branka! The color, the crackle, the bling, and all of those lovely flowers. Gorgeous!

  3. This is absolutely amazing, Branka, and so creative!! The paintbrush is stunning!! The details are spectacular!! Love this!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. Gorgeous! Love the beautiful texture with the teals and gold. Thanks for GD with us this challenge!

  5. Congrats Branka on your guest design feature. I absolutely love your innovative creation and fabulous take on the theme. The brush looks brilliant, fantastically balanced, designed and decorated. A huge WOW from me! Nicola x

  6. Congrats Branka on your guest design spot! WOW, this is AMAZING!!! I love the beautiful textures and cool details!
    Sherrie K

  7. WOW Branka!!! This is fabulous!!! I love the aged look you've achieved on the brush itself and the tumble of flowers around the frame work perfectly. Thank you so much for joining us as a guest designer at Frilly and Funkie xx

  8. I was completely blown away when I saw this on your blog Branka, it is absolutely stunning - the rusty butterfly just looks amazing!! Anne xx

  9. Branka, what a gorgeous project! I love the idea of using an old brush, can't wait to see how you put this together. So wonderful to have you here with us as our Guest Designer. sending hugs :)

  10. Oh my gosh Branka! How utterly amazing is this! One of the coolest things I've seen! You can alter just about anything and make it an amazing treasure! This is one exquisite work of art, my friend! Amazing! Hugs, Autumn